Electric Car Plugs into Power Grid
Nov 12, 2007 - /PRNewswire/
PJM Interconnection will host a presentation and
demonstration on Nov. 14, 2007 of an electric vehicle
adapted to plug into and receive power dispatch commands
from the power grid. The event will be held at PJM's
Valley Forge campus. The demonstration will take place
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prior to the demonstration,
Dr. Willett Kempton, the lead researcher of the Vehicle-to-Grid
(V2G) initiative and associate professor of the University
of Delaware, will be giving a presentation from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m.
The vehicle, an AC Propulsion eBox EV, is the brainchild
of the Mid- Atlantic Grid-Interactive Car (MAGIC)
Consortium that includes the University of Delaware,
Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI), PJM and AC Propulsion.
PJM has been providing technological support to the
consortium to enable the technological advancement
of the vehicle and to demonstrate how the grid can
facilitate plug-and-play technology.
During the demonstration, the electric vehicle will
be plugged in and receive power dispatch commands
from PJM. In response to the signals, the vehicle
will charge or discharge its battery to help balance
supply and demand on the PJM grid.
If you are considering attending this event or would
like more information, please contact Paula DuPont-Kidd
at 866-756-6397 (866- PJMNEWS).
SOURCE PJM Interconnection
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